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Engineering Summer REU Program and Internship Opportunities

Experience research at Illinois by participating in one of our summer research experiences for undergraduates (REUs). This is a great way to explore campus, build research skills, meet faculty and current graduate students, learn about Engineering at Illinois' graduate programs and explore the community!

Aerospace Engineering

Be a part of an intensive, NASA-related science and engineering research project with aerospace engineering's 10-week summer "undergraduate research opportunity program" (UROP), supported by NASA Space Grant funds.

Contact Person: Diane Jeffers (217-244-8048)


Train and perform research at the forefront of biomedicine using advanced imaging and microscopy technologies at Discoveries in Bioimaging, a 10-week, NSF-funded summer research experience for undergraduate students.

Contact Person: Marina Marjanovic (217-244-6221)

Center for Enabling New Technologies Through Catalysis

Engage in fundamental research aimed at developing new processes for production of clean, efficient fuels and use of renewable resource for fuels and useful chemicals at CENTC's NSF distributed research center summer REU program.

Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology (CNST)

nano@illinois Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REU) is an NSF-funded 10-week summer research experience for undergraduate students in the area of nantechnology.

Contact Person: Carrie Kouadio (217-244-1353)


Perform research in all areas of chemistry at the NSF-funded chemistry REU summer program.

Contact Person: Alex Scheeline (217-333-2999)

Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems

Integrate biology and engineering principles while conducting research in stem cell differentiation, engineered cell interactions, engineered microenvironments or 3D in vitro biological systems in the NSF-funded Emergent Behaviors of Integrated Cellular Systems summer research program.

Contact Person: Carrie Kouadio (217-244-1353)

Information Trust Institute (ITI)

ITI offers competitive summer research internships in Science of Security. To learn more about the application process, please contact Andrea Whitesell.

Contact Person: Andrea Whitesell (217-333-2399).


Build optics and electronics for a camera for the South Pole telescope, search for signatures of new physics using collider data from the CDF Detector, better understand the acoustical physics of music and many more exciting projects with the Department of Physics' NSF-funded REU summer program.

Contact Person: Toni Pitts (217-244-2948)